law, has potential to be very harmful to those, uh, that are, uh, in our military, those that are cooperating with our military and those that, uh, uh, are working to keep us safe. >> reporter: but wikileaks has made a habit of ignoring warnings just like that. chalking up a long list of intelligence coups since it was launched just 3 1/2 years ago by a global mix of dissidents, journalists and technology wizards. what's incredible is that it's done it all with no paid staff, no headquarters, no home. it's less an organization than a movement. >> our power comes from the support of the community in the countries where we have a presence. >> reporter: including the u.s. -- >> absolutely, yes. the u.s. free speech tradition is one of our biggest supporters. in some ways, what we are doing is taking the first amendment and giving it to the world. >> reporter: still, it's the u.s. that's been one of its biggest targets.